KC Royals Win 2015 World Series, First In 30 Years
After losing to the Giants in 2014, the Kansas City Royals made their way back to the 2015 World Series and have won... defeating the New York Mets in five games.
KC earned a come-from-behind win on Sunday (Nov. 1) to win 7-2 after 14 innings, earning their first championship in 30 years.
The Royals were down 2-0 going into the top of the ninth, and scored two runs to tie the game. Then, in the 12th, racked up five more to seal the win. It was the eighth time the Royals came from behind in the postseason.
Royals catcher Salvador Perez was unanimously named the Most Valuable Player of the 2015 World Series.
He hit .364/.391/.455 in the series, going 8-for-22 with two doubles while scoring three runs with two RBIs. In the Series-clinching win, Perez plated the tying run in the Royals' ninth-inning comeback, then sparked their victory in the 12th inning with a leadoff single down the right-field line before being lifted for pinch runner Jarrod Dyson.
"He just had a phenomenal series," said Royals manager Ned Yost. "I think if I had one regret during the whole playoffs, [it] was I had to pinch run for Sal there in that inning. But it opened up the door for us to score five. I really wish that Sal could have been out there to jump in [closer Wade Davis'] arms when we got the final out."